Simple steps to ensuring keeping your teeth for life
It’s child’s play.
Yes, these steps are simple with little difficulty involved.
Just follow this four-step process-Brush, In between cleaning, Rinse, and visit Grandstand Dental Care regularly-and you are on track to have healthy teeth and gums for life as supported by the latest article by Chapple IL, et al. J Clin Periodontol 2015
We should clean our teeth twice a day, preferably once in the morning and once at night for a minimum of 2 minutes with fluoridated toothpaste.
Re-chargeable powered toothbrushes according to the article demonstrated a small but statistically improved reduction in tissue inflammation and bacteria levels.
2. Inter-proximal cleaning (in between the teeth)
Cleaning between the teeth is essential for maintaining tissue health along with tooth brushing. There are different devices such as floss, inter-dental brushes, IDB, oral irrigators, and air flossers. The importance here is finding the device that will best suit your life style to be consistently done on a daily basis to achieve long-term tissue health. Your dental hygienist at grandstand dental care can help assist you in finding the best device to suit your dental/tissue health.
Yes, rinsing with an antibacterial mouth rinse or the use of toothpaste/gel with tooth brushing is beneficial in reducing tissue inflammation and the prevention of bacteria accumulation. The team at Grandstand Dental Care can advise you on the most suitable antibacterial rinse or toothpaste/gel for your particular condition since the market has a wide range of products.
4. Keep your appointments
You should have a professional cleaning at Grandstand Dental Care at least twice a year. Some patients may benefit from more frequent cleanings due to their bacteria levels and tissue health. Your dental hygienist will remove any soft and hard bacteria to prevent gingivitis. The hygienist may need to spend time reviewing oral hygiene techniques such as tooth brushing and interproximal cleaning strategies for improved effectiveness.
The data in this article supports the belief that a professionally administered teeth cleaning significantly improves tissue inflammation and the reduction in bacteria along with oral hygiene instructions (OHI)
You also need to see the Dentist once or twice a year to have her teeth and mouth exam. We can find problems early and treat them such as cavities before becoming more critical. Ask our Grandstand Dental Team any questions you may have and together we can make your teeth and gums last for life.
By Mary Byard dental hygienist at Grandstand Dental Care Summarizing recent article:
Chapple IL, et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2015 Apr;42 Suppl 16: S71-6. doi:
10. 1111/jcpe. 12366.